NYC School Construction Authority Breaks Ground on $52.4M Addition at Elementary School in Queens
NEW YORK CITY — The School Construction Authority and MPCC, as general contractor, have broken ground for the Public School 144 addition, an expansion at Colonel Jeromus Remsen School, located at 93-02 69th Ave. in the Forest Hills section of Queens. The $52.4 million, four-story addition will house 26 classrooms, an entrance lobby, an outdoor play area, a cafeteria, offices and a medical suite. The Pre-K through fifth grade school currently serves 894 students. Designed by Urbahn Architects, the expansion will accommodate 590 students and eliminate the need for temporary modular, outdoor classroom facilities. The project team includes MPCC, Leslie E. Robertson Associates LERA, Loring Consulting Engineering, YU + Associates Engineers, Edgewater Design, Lumen Architecture, Cerami & Associates and Schiavone Designs.